Testicular tumors are growths on the testicle that can occur in boys. They can be benign or malignant.
- They occur most often in boys under age 5 and sometimes in boys who experience puberty early.
- Most testicular tumors are benign and, though they do not spread, still require an operation.
- Malignant testicular tumors can spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body, most commonly the lungs, liver, lymph nodes and central nervous system (brain or spinal cord).
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Our partnership with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute allows physicians at Boston Children's Hospital to quickly translate scientific discoveries into new treatments.
- many of the world's most experienced pediatric cancer specialists
- international experts from every pediatric medical subspecialty
- skilled pediatric oncology nurses
- Child Life Specialists
- resource specialists
- psychosocial experts
Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Care physicians' comprehensive experience and knowledge is unparalleled in the United States and gives children the best chance to beat their cancer and live a normal, happy life.